[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 61 (Wednesday, March 31, 2010)]
[Pages 16104-16105]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-7045]



[EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0167; FRL-8811-4]

Bromine Registration Review Final Decision; Notice of 

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: This notice announces the availability of EPA's final 
registration review decision for the pesticide Bromine, case 4015. 
Registration review is EPA's periodic review of pesticide registrations 
to ensure that each pesticide continues to satisfy the statutory 
standard for registration, that is, that the pesticide can perform its 
intended function without causing unreasonable adverse effects on human 
health or the environment. Through this program, EPA is ensuring that 
each pesticide's registration is based on current scientific and other 
knowledge, including its effects on human health and the environment.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For pesticide specific information, 
contact: K. Avivah Jakob, Antimicrobials Division (7510P), Office of 
Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania 
Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460-0001; telephone number: (703) 305-1328; 
fax number: (703) 308-8090; e-mail address: jakob.kathryn@epa.gov.
    For general information on the registration review program, 
contact: Lance Wormell, Antimicrobials Division (7510P), Office of 
Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania 
Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460-0001; telephone number: (703) 603-0523; 
fax number: (703) 308-8090; e-mail address: wormell.lance @epa.gov.


I. General Information

A. Does this Action Apply to Me?

    This action is directed to the public in general, and may be of 
interest to a wide range of stakeholders including environmental, human 
health, farm worker, and agricultural advocates; the chemical industry; 
pesticide users; and members of the public interested in the sale, 
distribution, or use of pesticides. Since others also may be 
interested, the Agency has not attempted to describe all the specific 
entities that may be affected by this action. If you have any questions 
regarding the applicability of this action to a particular entity, 
consult the pesticide specific contact person listed under FOR FURTHER 

B. How Can I Get Copies of this Document and Other Related Information?

    EPA has established a docket for this action under docket 
identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0167. Publicly available 
docket materials are available either in the electronic docket at 
http://www.regulations.gov, or, if only available in hard copy, at the 
Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) Regulatory Public Docket in Rm. S-
4400, One Potomac Yard (South Bldg.), 2777 S. Crystal Dr., Arlington, 
VA. The hours of operation of this Docket Facility are from 8:30 a.m. 
to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays. The Docket 
Facility telephone number is (703) 305-5805.

II. Background

A. What Action is the Agency Taking?

    Pursuant to 40 CFR 155.58(c), this notice announces the 
availability of EPA's final registration review decision for bromine, 
case 4015. Bromine is a bromide releasing antimicrobial pesticide that 
is registered as a mildewstat/mildewcide, bactericide, fungistate, 
fungicide, virucide, and insecticide. Bromine is registered for use to 
control bacteria and fungi on surfaces of agricultural, commercial, 
institutional, industrial, residential, and public access premises and 
equipment. It is also registered for use to treat/disinfect potable 
water (examples of potable water system treatment sites include, but 
are not restricted to, aboard ships and on oil and gas drilling/
production platforms).
    Pursuant to 40 CFR 155.57, a registration review decision is the 
Agency's determination whether a pesticide meets, or does not meet, the 
standard for registration in FIFRA. EPA has considered bromine in light 
of the FIFRA standard for registration. The Final Decision document in 
the docket describes the Agency's rationale for issuing a registration 
review final decision for this pesticide.
    In addition to the final registration review decision document, the 
registration review docket for bromine also includes other relevant 
documents related to the registration review of this case. The combined 
final work plan and proposed registration review decision was posted to 
the docket and the public was invited to submit any comments or new 
information. During the 60-day comment period, no public comments were 
    Pursuant to 40 CFR 155.58(c), the registration review case docket 
for bromine will remain open until all actions required in the final 
decision have been completed.
    Background on the registration review program is provided at: 
http://www.epa.gov/oppsrrd1/registration_review. Links to earlier 
documents related to the registration review of this pesticide are 
provided at: http://www.epa.gov/oppsrrd1/registration_review/bromine/index.htm .

B. What is the Agency's Authority for Taking this Action?

    Section 3(g) of FIFRA and 40 CFR part 155, subpart C, provide 
authority for this action.

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List of Subjects

    Environmental protection, Registration review, Pesticides and 
pests, Antimicrobials, Bromine.

    Dated: February 3, 2010.
Joan Harrigan Farrelly.
Director, Antimicrobials Division, Office of Pesticide Programs.
[FR Doc. 2010-7045 Filed 3-30-10; 8:45 am]